Rafael Nadal Now Leads The 2014 ATP Points Race
by Tom Gainey | May 12th, 2014, 2:21 pm
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Following his fourth Madrid Masters title yesterday, Rafael Nadal returned to the top spot in the 2014 ATP points race, moving ahead of Stanislas Wawrinka who has held No. 1 for much of the season.

Nadal also guaranteed himself that he will hold the 52-week No. 1 ranking entering the French Open (he will be the top seed), though No. 2 Novak Djokovic could overtake him in Paris.

Rafa is tied with Wawrinka for the lead in ATP titles this season with three. And he leads all players with two titles on clay.

Here are the Top 10 in terms of 2014 ATP ranking points only (top 8 qualify for London):
1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 3,865
2 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI), 3,545
3 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 3,050
4 Federer, Roger (SUI), 2,920
5 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 2,465
6 Nishikori, Kei (JPN), 2,125
7 Ferrer, David (ESP), 1,800
8 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL), 1,445

9 Fognini, Fabio (ITA), 1,310
10 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR), 1,220


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21 Comments for Rafael Nadal Now Leads The 2014 ATP Points Race

RZ Says:

I hope Andy has a good grasscourt season because he needs to get on this list!


contador Says:

Agree RZ!


Hippy Chic Says:

Rafa leads in points race nice one,he wont get much credit for it,still so whats new?anyway hopefully Andy can put in a good showing in Rome to gather some points,would love to see him defend Wimbledon,come on Andy lets kick start your season?


Perfect fan Says:

yeah, very true, completely agree with all the posts above….Andy needs to ‘up the ante’ and give his best shot from now….he has nothing to lose till the grass season starts, so he should take more risks and play aggresive, IMO.

Its really disheartening to see him struggling on court….I ll be devastated, if he slips out of top 10. :(


Perfect fan Says:

well, also great to see rafa is back to business, leading atp points race. He gotta defend his RG title at all cost, if he has to retain his no.1 ranking, then he can gain a lot in the grass season.


Perfect fan Says:

^^ also, can we expect another fedal sf or f at the wimby this year. I ll be on cloud 9….wow, a rematch of the ’08 classic :p


Michael Says:

Much of Rafa holding on to his World No.1 status hinges on his performance in Rome and Rolland Garros. But with Novak’s recovery being a big question mark, Rafa would heave a sigh of relief. I do not think there is any other player who can beat Rafa in a five setter in Rolland Garros other than Novak. He nearly accomplished that feat last year.


metan Says:

Hahaha, how things has been turned up and down by Rafa and for Rafa. This is fantastic moved.
Come on King, you have bright days ahead.


calmdownplease Says:

Rafa won’t be number one for very much longer in my view.
The writing is on the wall for that one I’m afraid.


calmdownplease Says:

Okay he doesn’t have anything to defend at Wimbledon so all is far from lost but he is floundering right now, I don’t care what anybody says.


Giles Says:

Ah, poor floundering Rafa. Next you will be saying he should retire!
Vamos Rafa!


James Says:

In one of his worst seasons, Rafa Nadal still leads the Race to London. Very interesting.


calmdownplease Says:

“Ah, poor floundering Rafa. Next you will be saying he should retire!
Vamos Rafa!”

No I won’t be saying that
calmdownplease
But this, oh everything’s just dandy from his tardy fans is hilarious
Clay! what does it matter? its only one surface!
hehehe


Giles Says:

CDP. You sound just like a poster that has been here before but now is no more, probably because he/she was banned from Tennis X. So come on, which moniker are hiding behind??? Promise I won’t tell! Hehehe


calmdownplease Says:

Fail. Never been banned from here,
have been moderated out quite a lot however.


Giles Says:

CDP. Are you by any chance the Morris Dancer that was here last year upsetting all the posters? Come on clown, own up!!


calmdownplease Says:

Then you are very easily upset.
You must go through kleenex like your cutting onions all day.
I’m not a morris dancer (!?) or whatever either.
Just because I said something a tad realistic about Rafa’s CC season I seem to have gotten a few peoples panties in a twist.
Oh dear, I really wasn’t being that controversial you know.
I even hoped for a mature discussion on the topic.
Anyway its really pointless for me to lower myself to your level to deal with you as I will only be moderated again.
Still, it is interesting nevertheless because last time I was reading this blog it was mostly filled with fed fans.
Times change eh?


Rafa better than roger Says:

Calmdownpls,

Roger is now down, way down.

And who is floundering???

Just lost his first match!!!

To Chardy!!!

Touché


calmdownplease Says:

Roger out?

Like i care!


Hippy Chic Says:

^Who is your favorite?^


tramlines Says:

This loss for Roger is not so terrible. RG is a long shot for anyone not named Nadal or Djokovic.

Wimbledon is the obvious target for Federer and this hasn’t changed since the beginning of the year.

He can play himself into form in Halle.

Nadal? Winning ugly by narrower margins but he looks to be slowly shaking his post Australian Open funk.

Let’s hope both legendary players are in peak form to challenge for their favourite majors, Fed for his potential eighth Wimbledon and Nadal for possibly his ninth French title.

If however Djokovic, Murray or someone else is the winner, I would prefer it that they do it by going through Fedal at their respective best!

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